Post-Nkurunziza Burundi: The Rise of the Generals

Post-Nkurunziza Burundi: The Rise of the Generals
In Burundi, President Pierre Nkurunziza’s sudden death has exposed power struggles within the ruling party and the ascendancy of the military.

Geostrategic Dimensions of Libya’s Civil War

Geostrategic Dimensions of Libya’s Civil War
Libya’s civil war has become an increasingly competitive geostrategic struggle. A UN-brokered settlement supported by non-aligned states is the most viable means for a stable de-escalation, enabling Libya to regain its sovereignty.

Topic in Focus
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COVID-19 in Africa

A comprehensive listing of Africa Center analyses of the COVID-19 threat across Africa, examining key risk factors, urban landscapes, and vulnerable populations.

African Adaptations to the COVID-19 Response

African Adaptations to the COVID-19 Response

Presidential task forces, staggered mobility, support for the most vulnerable, and local innovations mark Africa’s adaptive response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Les leçons de la pandémie de grippe espagnole de 1918–1919 en Afrique

Lessons from the 1918-1919 Spanish Flu Pandemic in Africa

Despite important differences, colonial Africa’s experience confronting the Spanish flu a century ago provides historical lessons for the COVID-19 response today.

Topic in Focus: Maritime Security
Illegal fishing scenario tests maritime operations

Conflicts of interest within Africa’s fisheries sector enable unsustainable exploitation by foreign fishing firms and undercut the political will needed to build more robust surveillance and prosecutorial capacity.

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Africa’s rapidly evolving maritime security environment has prompted innovations in Africa’s maritime security architecture, leading to greater regional coordination.